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2014-03-24 199 views
Have heard much about the English Afternoon Tea at Goodwood Park L'Espresso, and we finally had the chance to try out the high tea on a week day a few months back when all three of us were free. The high tea is from 2pm to 530pm while it has two seatings on fridays and weekends. At $45++, it was a hefty price tag, but it was all worth it, as we really enjoyed the quality food and the nice ambience!Each person is entitled to two choices of drinks from the drinks menu. We all had hot tea for our f
Each person is entitled to two choices of drinks from the drinks menu. We all had hot tea for our first drink, and for the second drink we had a coffee, an Iced Tea and a Cold Chocolate. I like both the Iced Tea and the Cold Chocolate! The Iced Tea is really nice and refreshing! However, the Cold Chocolate proved too full for me, as I was already very full from the food. Next time, teas whether iced or hot will be a better choice.
There was a wide range of food ranging from sweet to the savory, including very delicious canapes, assorted finger sandwiches, cheeses, delightful pretty cakes, bread pudding, sweet desserts, fried finger food selection, bagels, crossionts, scones, fruits, chocolate fountain, ice cream and all that you can find in a high tea buffet. But the main thing that kept us going wow was the really yummy finger sandwiches, whether you like salmon, chicken, tuna, prawn, beef, ham, foie gras etc, in smoked, raw or roast form, it's all there for you. We simply loved the delicious yet prettily and creatively decorated sandwiches and open face sandwiches. The canapes was great as well! Just by eating these sandwiches and canapes was more than enough for us, we didnt even have enough space in our stomachs to contain more food! We just wanted to keep eating and eating the sandwiches but we had our limits! Too full! We even joked that we should pack the sandwiches home! That was how nice it was to us! And not even one of us is a sandwich person, we normally like pastas more!
The cakes are quite normal and average, as compared to the sandwiches and canapes. Or maybe we just loved the sandwiches too much that we couldnt really appreciate the cakes. I quite like the fried food selection too, if you feel you are having too much of the sandwiches and cakes stuff, the fried food selection can be a breather. As is the name, this high tea is the type of english afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, cakes and the likes. If you are looking for mains or more savoury stuff, look elsewhere.
I like the ambience of the place, enjoying our food and sipping our tea, and looking out at the pool view, it is all but a very relaxing and enjoyable high tea session. This is definitely a great place for high tea, and a fantastic chillout place with your friends, with quality food and nice ambience. I hope to arrange a date with my besties soon for the high tea again, for I'm missing their sandwiches really badly!